Monday, February 27, 2012

Twelve Week Bikini Body Challenge!

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with one single step." - Confucious


Our favorite Bikini Body! 

The cold weather can be very unwelcoming and can cause you to forfeit going to the gym or staying focused on your fitness goals. We can say that for us, this winter has not been the easiest as far as weight loss is concerned. So we thought to ourselves, "What better way to gain motivation than a challenge?" We all are fighters by spirit. Bikini season is slowly approaching and we plan on making 2012 our fittest year yet! We want to challenge you all to do the same!

Rules for the challenge:


  • Set personal health and exercise goals: For example, I will work out 5 to 6 times a week, eat well portioned, balanced meals and eat less sugar in order to lose the weight I desire. How many pounds do you want to lose? Or inches? Do you have a particular dress or outfit that you want to fit into?


  • Weekly check-ins with progress including initial measurements of the waist line, hip line and bust line as well as the circumference of both legs (thigh area).


  • A minimum of 3 meals a day (breakfast is required)


  • Limited to two healthy snacks per day  (***MUST EAT ONLY ONE SERVING SIZE INDICATED ON THE PACKAGING)


  • Daily intake of a Multivitamin supplement


  • A minimum of five 30 minute workouts per week, be sure to include 1 full rest day throughout the week


  • A maximum intake of 2000 calories per day 


  • No bogus supplements (e.g. quick trim, hydroxycut etc.)


  • Incorporate two fruits or vegetables with each meal 


  • Drink at least eight-8 oz. glasses of water per day 


  • No white bread-Wheat only!

Not too bad right?? This challenge will start on Monday, March 5, 2012 and will continue for 12 weeks so mark your calendars!  We will have weekly posts with our own progress reports, as well as useful fitness tips, recipes and motivation! We will post our before and after pictures at the end of the 12 weeks and if you would also like your before and after pictures to be featured let us know! To join the challenge first become a member of our blog by subscribing on the right side toolbar, post your e-mail address below or send an e-mail to Omalichabody@gmail.com with your fitness goals included. Summer is right around the corner! Take this challenge and get your body right! Thanks beauties!


Edit: It was brought to our attention by one of the challengers that 2,000 calories per day is a bit too much to take in if you want to lose weight and that caloric requirements should be individualized based on your current weight, height, age and a number of other factors. He found a link to a calorie calculator and I want everyone to go to the website, enter all of your information and determine what you own individual caloric requirements are per day, that way you know exactly how much you should be eating to get to your goal by the end of the 12 weeks. Here is the link: http://caloriecount.about.com/toolsIt also contains a BMI calculator, diet profile and a bunch of other tools to help you along on this journey.

XOXO,
Elle & Onyi

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18 comments:

  1. This is great just what I need. I told myself I want to cut out carbs and start the nike club training this week. Can not wait to join my first real fitness challenge : )

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  2. Been trying to lose my freshman weight for 2 yrs (35lbs) :( .. Its not easy to eat right in the university with pizza and fries around! I'm with you guys on this challenge :D

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    1. Great! Don't worry you will drop that weight in no time! Consistency is key :)

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  3. I love this my chica's! Create something so that we can all check in with one another... or can we send u all before/after pics? Sooommething?

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    1. We are working on that! I think we will start a google group so we can all post different recipes and tips. What else did you have in mind?

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    2. You could also create a secret Facebook group...only the members of the challenge could enter and post updates, pics, recipes, encouragement, etc.

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    3. No problem. This is Kendra btw. Couldn't figure out how to add my name lol

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  4. ashnicolemsw@gmail.com

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  5. I'm so in ladies! This sounds exciting!

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  6. Joining the challenge. Good luck ladies!

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    1. Can you send an e-mail to omalichabody@gmail.com?? I want to add you to the list!

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    1. I already added you to the e-mail list!! LOL Watch out for an e-mail this sunday. The challenge starts on Monday!

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  8. Although I'm late I started a challenge similar to this May 6 and must say using you alls tips. I'm happy with the results I'm seeing and its not even over yet! I'm excited and just love this site and information you all post Omalicha girls.

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